- Jan 2, 2022
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- Western Washington, USA
How often do you use the fertilizer?I have not tried to grow typical pole strains in this way, only bush, semi-runner and low half-runner. Under greenhouse conditions, beans grow very strongly. I sow seeds only once, one seed in a 3-4 liter pot. I usually harvest the pods twice, sometimes three, depending on the variety. After the first harvest, I start feeding the plants with fertilizer for geraniums. I don't use additional lighting. My windows are on the south side of the building and the plants seem to get enough light.
I'd like to try this with a bean that came in that batch of seed that was in such poor shape last year. It was too pretty of a bean to throw away so I picked out the ones that looked okay. The seeds are a deep rich brown color ("Quaker Bush" is the variety).